Man - II
Title Man - II
Accession Number acc-no-02766
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Oil on Canvas
Main Artist G. M. Sheikh
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1937
Dimensions 167.5 x 168 cm
Brief Description G.M.Sheikh's interest in the traditional arts, such as miniature painting, is of great significance in the development of his own painting and writing. He was actively involved in founding the Group 1890 in l963, a group of twelve young artists who sought to make a critical intervention in what they perceived as the mainstream of a stale national- modern art practice. Sheikh has been instrumental in initiating and theorizing the Narrative- Figurative tendency in contemporary art. His early work may be seen to be occupied with an investigation of the subliminal reaches of human existence. His work from the 1960s and 1970s can be seen to be informed with a consciousness of the surreal in the seemingly mundane. An undercurrent of the erotic seems to animate the landscape.